Are you curious about what’s available for teens at the Museum? You’re in luck! The Museum offers a range of programs for students interested in art or art history, or any artistic discipline. The Museum is also a great place to socialize, have fun and to meet other students with similar interests. Contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Adult programs to learn more.
The Muses is the name of the Museum’s Teen Council that meets once a month at the Museum. Council members from public and private schools in Montgomery meet to plan events at the Museum. Events include exhibitions, art performances, outdoor activities, poetry competitions, and opportunities to work with living artists. If you are interested in becoming a Muses member or learning more about teen events, please contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Education.
AP Art History
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is seeking applicants for the 2015/2016 A.P. Art History class, which meets daily at 7:25 AM in the Museum library. While exploring works of art from world cultures ancient to present, students from local schools share ideas and experiences. The group also encounters original works of art in collections. A challenging program, A.P. Art History is the perfect foundation for a life long love of Museums and a broad introduction to the connections between artistic expressions and aspects of historical culture. Interested students can contact Alice Novak.
The AP Art History program is sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank.
The Junior Curators program provides opportunities for teens to organize exhibitions at the museum. Students will have the opportunity to work with museum staff to learn about how things work “behind the scenes.” Students will also have an opportunity to plan and mount exhibitions and serve as mentors for young students.
(Ages 14 and Older)
(REGISTRATION FOR STUDIO CLASSES, SCHEDULED FROM JULY THRU SEPTEMBER, OFFICIALLY BEGINS FRIDAY, JUNE 12)
Studio classes are available for teens and adults throughout the year. Classes offer instruction in a variety of art mediums, including digital media. Download the Studio Brochure to learn more or call 334.240.4365.
Drawing from Life
Use a variety of dry and wet media (including graphite, charcoal, india ink, ink wash) to explore drawing the figure and still life objects, with the expert guidance of AUM professor and artist Andrew Hairstans. Students of all skill levels will benefit from this two day workshop. Some supplies and a model will be provided. Sign up early; class size is limited to 12 participants.
Instructor: Andrew Hairstans
Saturday and Sunday: June 6 & 7
Time: 10 to 4:30 P.M.
Cost: $100 members/$145 non-members for the two-day workshop
Painting with Oils: Creating a More Convincing Illusion
Novices and seasoned painters alike will learn to create more dynamic, rich paintings in this informative two-day workshop, taught by well-known artist and UAB professor Gary Chapman. The course will concentrate on the law of contrasts (color-hue & temperature, value, texture, opacity, and types of edges) as a fundamental tool in still life and observational painting. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Class size is limited to 12 participants.
Instructor: Gary Chapman
Dates & Times: Saturday, June 13: 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Sunday, June 14: 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Cost: $125 members/$170 non-members; $75 students for the two-day workshop
Landscape Painting with Sandra
Well – known local artist Sandra Hicks Larson will teach these fun and informative series of classes, designed for students of all levels, including those who have no prior painting experience. If you want to improve your painting skills or have your own original artwork for your home, this is a great place to start! Participants will work from photographs and will view landscapes in the Museum for inspiration. Since these classes are offered during the summer, participants may sign up for individual classes or the entire series. Class size is limited to 12. Some supplies provided.
Instructor: Sandra Hicks Larson
Time: 6 to 8:30 P.M.
Thursday: July 16, 30; August 13, 27; September 3, 17
Cost: $30 members per class/ $40 non-members per class;
$150 members/ $200 non-members for the series of six classes
Designing in Stained Glass
Participants will learn to design a small glass window and complete their creation by cutting, grinding, and soldering the glass patterns. Beginners as well as those with more experience in working with glass are welcome. The class size is limited to eight students to allow for individual instruction. All glass working tools and most materials are
Instructor: Gloria Simons
Time: 6 to 8:30 P.M.
Thursday: July 30; August 13, 27; September 3, 17, 24; October 1
Cost: $165 members/$210 non-members for the series of seven classes
Play with Clay for Adults – Ceramics Workshop
Join nationally recognized ceramic artist Christopher Greenman, Associate Professor of Art at ASU, for this unique workshop and create SALT AND PEPPER shakers utilizing various ceramic construction methods. Come with or without design ideas and with a head full of inspiration and imagination. The second workshop will involve decorating the artwork using ceramic paints or glazes, after the work has dried and been bisque fired. All supplies provided.
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Greenman
Dates & Times: Saturday, August 15: 1:30 to 4:30 P.M.;
Sunday, August 29: 2 to 4 P.M.
Cost: $85 members/$130 non-members for the series of two workshops
Drawing with Pastels
Learn to “weave” a drawing “tapestry of colored strokes” using the medium of pastels from Marguerite Edwards, one of the region’s experts, in this exciting workshop, in connection with the exhibition Sticking to Color: Pastel Drawings from the MMFA Collection. Participants can choose to work from photographs of landscapes, sunsets, and atmospheric effects provided by the instructor or from their own photos. No previous experience working in pastels is necessary. Sign up for one day for an introduction to pastels, or complete a work of art in two days. Some supplies provided.
Instructor: Marguerite Edwards
Dates & Times: Saturday, September 12: 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.;
Sunday, September 13: 1 to 4 P.M.
Cost: $120 members/$155 non-members for the all day Saturday workshop;
$150 members/$195 non-members for both Saturday and Sunday
To register, call 334.240.4365 or email email@example.com.